You may have read somewhere thatThere really is a multiple-choice quiz in this New York Times piece, though you're not expected to know any of the answers. My favourite question is probably this one:
Valley of the Dollswas originally called They Don’t Build Statues to Businessmen, or that Hitlerwanted to call his book Four and a Half Years of Struggle Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice instead of Mein Kampf.When it comes to titling a book, the only constant is change. And, as the following quiz suggests, the task of finding the right name only gets more difficult with each passing year.
6. Bret Easton Ellis’s mentor, Joe McGinniss, had two pieces of advice after reading the manuscript of Less Than Zero. One was that Ellis should not use his middle name ("You’ll sound like such a twit"). The other was, "And you should call your book..."I don't know if the correct answer is (d), but I want so badly for that to be the case that I'm not even checking, in case I'm wrong.
a. Home for the Holidays
b. Winter Vacation
c. Season’s Greetings
d. Kids Today: Who Can Figure Them?